For anyone that uses the beautiful park in St Andrews, Bristol. We want to keep it beautiful and an asset for the local people and those who travel from further away to enjoy activities including paddling, sliding, walking, scooting, running or just sitting!

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Bristol Parks Forum

Posted by Jo Corke on September 6, 2020 at 14:34 20 Comments

Bristol Parks Forum is the umbrella organisation for community park groups and organisations in the city with an interest in their local parks and green spaces.

You can find their website here  In the Meetings section you will find the…


Lichens in the Park

Posted by Jo Corke on November 18, 2019 at 17:02 8 Comments

Welcome to the Lichen Blog.  

The lichens in the park are doing well on trees trunks, branches, fences and even on the concrete and some of the paths.  Lichens often favour just one or two of these habitats.

The high winds (Nov 2010 and…


membership of the website

Posted by Fo SAP on October 31, 2019 at 8:30 0 Comments

For information: Anyone can apply to join the website; the applications are looked at to try to ascertain if they are real or spam, and mostly we spot spammers.

However Abiola made a reasonable application and was admitted; that proved to be a mistake.

Please ignore any messages from that person.

Thanks to those who have already contacted us.

We have deleted that person.

Jo Corke

BCR Community Partnership

Posted by Fo SAP on September 18, 2019 at 13:56 2 Comments

BCR CP Next meeting Wednesday 20th November, 7pm - 9pm

at Redland Parish Halls, Redland Green Road

This Community Partnership is for the…


Street Scene

Posted by Fo SAP on August 21, 2018 at 11:53 0 Comments

Street Scene

The BCR Street Scene Group is a group of local volunteers who work, together and separately, to

  • spot and report problems, such as overflowing waste bins, ‘fly-tipping’, graffiti tagging, pot-holes, roads that need sweeping. dog fouling, hedges that…

wildlife area

Posted by Alison Griffies on June 26, 2018 at 13:45 1 Comment

This piece in the Guardian's Country Diary is very apt: all about Moon Daisies of which there are many in the wild area of the park

BCC freeze on non-essential spending.

Posted by Fo SAP on December 2, 2016 at 18:12 1 Comment

  We have received the following message from Gemma Dando, BCC there is particularly disappointing news about the Head of Parks role. Three members of the BPF committee had taken part in the recent recruitment process.




Pesticides in Parks

Posted by Fo SAP on November 12, 2016 at 17:00 2 Comments

During 2016 BCC conducted some trials of glyphosate-free maintenance of parks and open spaces.

St Andrews Park volunteered to trial no glyphosate treatment of the Spiral florals near the Leopold Road side of the park.

An interim report on the trial has been produced by BCC.

This is also a  …


FoSAP Constitution V7

Posted by Fo SAP on October 13, 2016 at 10:43 1 Comment

Attached is the current Version 7 agreed at the AGM 15.4.14

This version has 2 addenda:

1. (25.2.14) outlining the Role of the Secretary

2. (11.10.16) Protocol for contact with Bristol City Council (BCC) officers.

If you have any comments you can raise them by emailing or commenting on this Blog.



pond gate repairs

Posted by Jo Corke on September 15, 2016 at 15:47 2 Comments

The park pond gate has been repaired.Thanks to Sarah Tyler, our efficient liaison link at BCC. 

Have a look over the fence and you can see that some tadpoles are still with us; others have already left for pastures new.


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Jo Corke posted photos
Mary Johnston commented on Fo SAP's group St Andrew’s Park & Kildare Bowling Club
"The bowling club is having an informal get together and inter club game Saturday 19th and 26th September.  If you would like to try bowls then please come along.  You will be very welcome. "
Sep 18
Mary Johnston joined Fo SAP's group

St Andrew’s Park & Kildare Bowling Club

The club has matches in the summer, starting in mid April and finishing at the end of September. Friendly matches are played on Saturdays and Wednesday afternoons.  League fixtures are usually on Thursday evenings.See More
Sep 18
Jo Corke posted an event

Clifton Climate Action at on-line

September 8, 2020 at 6pm to October 22, 2020 at 10pm
At Clifton Climate Action, with all the problems of this difficult year, we  thought it might be nice to virtually visit some Bristol gardens (and their gardeners) with a wildlife and environmentally friendly angle. We’d like to invite you to tell the members of your organisation about these short films, which can be seen here. The first is The Allotment…See More
Sep 8
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 281 In this update:  October Parks Forum Meeting Parks Foundation Fundraising Appeal Ecological Emergency – Please Respond Grass Cutting – Please Respond WENP Conference 2020"
Sep 6
Simon Randolph posted photos
Aug 24
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 280 : In this update:  Parks Forum Meetings Volunteering in Parks Parks Foundation Your City Our Future citizen survey South Glos - Volunteer Groups Support Officer Downs Consultation"
Aug 21
Jo Corke left a comment for Paul Reddish
"Hi Paul, Glad to have you join our volunteers; we'll be doing some pond clearing next month, I hope. If you email us at the website contact email,  then I can add you to our volunteers list and keep you informed about…"
Aug 16
Paul Reddish left a comment for Jo Corke
"Hi Jo, Sorry for the delay in replying to your response to my email. I'd be happy to volunteer for whatever work in the park. I have a pair of waders and very used to being in water, so can help with reducing the vegetation in the pond.…"
Aug 12
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 279: In this update:  Parks Forum Ecological & Climate Emergency Meetings Bristol Parks Survey Closing Friday 31st July Improving Access to Green Space Volunteering in Parks"
Jul 30
Jo Corke commented on Jo Corke's blog post Bristol Parks Forum
"Newsletter 278:  Survey of Park Group Members Volunteering Update Future Parks Community Events Parks Forum Member Groups"
Jul 30
Jo Corke replied to Des Bowring's discussion Music in the park?
"Events in any Bristol park are in the gift of Bristol City Council. If it’s a commercial event then a licence is required.  ad hoc events are treated on a more liberal basis, for example, there are Yoga classes, French Speakers groups…"
Jul 30

Wellington bomber memorial appeal - a fitting success

Many thanks to everyone who helped with the successful appeal.

The total income after we receive the final instalment from Bristol City Council will be £5,173.03. Of this we spent £3,982.87. The cost of the memorial itself, including installation, was £3,932.50.

This will leave us with the sum of £1,190.16 for maintenance and improvement to the memorial site area.

The £1,190.16 will be kept in with the FoSAP current account, but treated as ring-fenced funding.


Further information about the Wellington bomber that crashed into St. Andrews Park on 30th April 1941 can be found here

Video footage of the memorial service can be found here:


Bristol Parks Forum

Bristol Parks Forum is the umbrella organisation for community park groups and organisations in the city with an interest in their local parks and green spaces.

Thanks to all those who signed the petition - Save Fay’s cafe


Bristol Weather

FoSAP would like to thank Bishopston Matters for their continued support.


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